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City to rebuild Spartan Avenue

Forks is preparing for a $330,000 rebuild of one-third of a mile of Spartan Avenue.

 

The council approved an engineering contract with Exeltech of Lacey at its June 24 meeting to put together a plan to rebuild the street from Calawah Way to E Street.

 

Public Works Director David Zellar said the project will include a new road surface, with wheelchair-accessible ramps to the sidewalk. The slope of the road also will go from a 5-percent grade to

3 percent, which Zellar said will reduce future damage.

 

Work will be done early in the fall, which means school traffic will have to be cautious of the construction zone.

 

Zellar said the city hoped to do the work before school started, but is not going to be able to secure funding until the fall.

 

The project is funded with $276,000 of federal street dollars, with an additional $44,000 from the state Transportation Improvement Board and $10,000 of city funds.

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